Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tis the season for…

...Work Christmas Parties!

I am obsessed with my engineering firm’s Christmas parties because they never seem to disappoint. Mainly because the party always end up at a local club on the dance floor… so it’s a win-win. This year my boyfriend will my lovely date and I cannot wait for him to meet/greet all of the people who I work with 50 hours a week. So of course in preparation for the big day, I put together a list of what I will be wearing this year. And for those who read my blog, you know my purchase of gold heels a week or so ago, which meant I planned the dress around the shoes. Typical girl, huh?!

1.       BCBG Dress
2.       Color So Hot It Berns – OPI Polish
Bring on the Bling (I always paint my ring finger different)
3.       Chico’s Ring
4.       Brash Gold Heels
5.       Braided Updo

Tell me what you think. I need pointers from my fashion-savvy blog friends out there!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-Up

Well I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving break… mine was pretty great! I was computer-less for the entire weekend just enjoying the company of my sister {home from college}, family, friends, and the boy. Seriously can’t say enough of how blessed I am. Here’s just a few highlights:
1. Christmas Tree Shopping… yes, we bought the best tree in the lot. I am obsessed with it, the only downfall is I haven’t gotten it decorated yet. So be expecting more pictures on that this week.
2. My brother is now being stopped to sign autographs… yeah, I don’t understand it but this small town thinks he will be something big someday. Let’s hope so!
3. Black Friday @ Walmart… I went crazy. I think most people on my list this year will get a present from me which is accompanied with a DVD. Sorry but I can’t resist getting a movie for $1.96, okay people?
4. Last night I wore a dress to the hockey rink for the first time in my life. About a month ago, in a buzzed {drunken} conversation, I agreed to attending one of the boys’ games all dolled up and then going to a dinner afterwards. Yeah… so needless to say, I put the dress on, sat through the best hockey game of all time, and surprisingly stayed warm. To make things even better the boyfriend scored the winning goal to make it a 5-4 final. Once the game ended, we kissed our boys goodbye and headed to the bar while waiting for the boys to get showered and redressed. Little did we know that they called each other during the day and decided to get dressed up too. So it seriously looked like prom night at the restaurant when the boys strolled in wearing dress shirts. Stinkin’ adorable! {They also credit the dresses to them winning the game… but we didn’t take the bait. Once is enough!}
If only we looked this gorgeous while cheering for the boys. I'd like to think we were the brunette version of Taylor, Kellie, and Carrie. {yeah right!}
I plan on making a few of these for the girlfriends of the boys on the team. My little DIY project for the week:
5. Last but certainly not least… My beloved Miami Redhawks won the Denver Cup this past weekend! Love & Honor. I couldn’t be happier that the team is now pulling together to start a winning streak that will hopefully continue into the last half of the season.

So cheers to winning hockey teams and a successful Thanksgiving. I cannot wait to jump into the Christmas holiday now. Thanks to Black Friday, I can start wrapping presents once I get my tree decorated first!

How was everyone's holiday? I want to know all about it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday.

More ideas how to wrap my gifts this year... Love!
This will be how my first apartment out of college will be decorated. Done deal.
Already looking into fabric to make this possible for New Year's Party this year. {Maybe even Christmas too!}
 ...So True!

What are you loving on Pinterest? I need to start following more of my blogging friends, so let me know where I can find your boards/pins. As for me... see more of what I love here.

Happy Pinning, loves!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gotta Get Down on Friday...

I know Thanksgiving is around the corner and I should only be thinking about how lucky I am to have the family and friends that I do, but since my holiday is already prepared and ready to go on Thursday I turned my attention to Friday… Black Friday!
It is honestly one of my favorite days of the year. For one day I take in the mass chaos and can’t help but love it. Yeah, I am that crazy person who is has a face of determination to get what I want/need while stopping every few seconds to laugh out loud. Here’s why it has become my obsession…
Last year was the first time I did the whole “Walmart at midnight” thing. My family was just sitting around Thursday night with nothing to do, so we thought lets go watch the crazies run around for deals. So my mom, sister, and I got in the car and headed up there around 9 pm. Since the mass opening of “the deals” was in a few hours we just walked around and I found myself saying “Woah, True Blood season for $8… I want that” then “Madden 11 for $10… my brother would love that.” So then I got my game face on and started positioning family members so they were within striking distance of grabbing the deals.
All of sudden the countdown was going and the workers were tearing the wrap off the displays… It was a whirlwind and before I knew it I looked down to see I had everything I needed to get. So I started walking to meet up with my mom and sister. Within seconds I found my mom but no sister… About a half an hour later I found my sister sitting in an abandoned aisle all by herself shaking with fear.  I couldn’t help but laugh and she just looks at me and says “SCARIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE!” Then from her side she holds up the things I told her to grab. I was so proud of her but honestly it is still one of my favorite stories to tell… This year she promises to dominate and not hide out.
So here's the game plan... I call it "Divide & Conquer."
My favorite section... movies! I am a movie junkie and not to mention these make for great stocking stuffers. I plan on getting Water for Elephants and Bridesmaids for sure! Good thing the boyfriend watches more movies than I do, so a few of the $1.96 movies won't break the bank.
I still have a few more days of conditioning like this...

So everyone watch out in northern Michigan... I will totally be that girl who once its all said and done is in the parking lot doing a victory dance.
Anyone else out in my blogging world who will be tackling the crowds and up for Black Friday challenge?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hockey + Christmas

I love mornings when you happen to be scrolling through YouTube videos and you stumbled upon something that makes you soo happy. Well today I decided to try typing in hockey + Christmas, and this equation gave me an Irish Hockey team singing Mariah's classic tune of All I Want for Christmas.

Hope you guys enjoy it... how can you not like hockey players singing and dancing around? Gets you in the holiday mood!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Friday... I'm in Love.

After working a half day at work yesterday I decided to start rounding up a few things for the Christmas season that is fast approaching. I picked up some feathers, wrapping paper, and ribbon so I can decorate my presents like this:
Started working on a few little DIY presents for my family and friends. I have a best friend that is obsessed with scarfs, so why not personalize one with a few of our favorite quotes. Something said by Marilyn Monroe or maybe a line from the famous hockey speech in Miracle should work. Haven’t quite decided but thanks to Pinterest this is a perfect present.
This mug makes me laugh so hard, especially since my little sister is obsessed with mustaches. She is that person who takes strands of her hair and holds it under her nose and talks in an accent. Yeah, she is weird. So why not make this mug for her morning coffee? If it turns out I may make a few extra.
It was a good night for sports last night! Boyfriend won his hockey game in a shootout and he scored the winning goal. I was very proud… Also my other boyfriend, Tim Tebow, beat the Jets last night. Love love love. {Its okay that I have two boyfriends right?}
Another love of mine is Christina Perri’s “Thousand Years.” This song has been on repeat ever since it became a single on my iPod. It's truly amazing. I love that it is for Twilight… although I am not a huge Twilight fan, I really enjoyed the books and movies and cannot wait to see the movie later this weekend once all the die-hards have seen it. Haha. I would say “poor boyfriend that he has to be dragged along to watch Breaking Dawn with me” but one of our first dates was to New Moon forever ago, so it’s kind of tradition that we see the rest together. Cute, huh?
Lastly, I am loving my new red-bowed-leopard flats... Adding a little flare to the engineering office today.
What are you guys loving this fantastic Friday? I wanna know.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I Love Goldddd.

Yeah, its definitely a day to rock gold. A few days ago, I bought a pair of black stacked heels, I wore them in a fashion show {that I did so well in, they asked me to come back for tonight's show} and when I got done with the first look the front of the heel started to tear. I was heartbroken.

So yesterday, I took them back and that's when I got bad news... They no longer had a pair in my size left and it would take 2 weeks to special order a new pair. Yeah right! So instead they took me to the back and pulled out a pair of gold glitter stacked heels same style as the black pair. I quickly grabbed/hugged them to my body and yelled SOLD!
Since then I have been inspired. Everything needs to be gold now. First my nails.... Done.
Then came changing my usual, typical silver accessories to my gold pieces... I am wearing this ring today. Love love love.
I am now ready for our work Christmas party (in 17 days) and New Years Eve. Pinterest is giving me plenty of ideas how to bling out the holidays coming up. Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but college classes and my job are making it nearly impossible to do anything blog-related. I am on my computer for 10 hours a day making drawings and blueprints, so when I finally get done for the day I want nothing to do with a monitor and a mouse. But I thought I would take a break from the workday, as I sit here listening to the second Hunger Games book, Catching Fire, to talk about these books. Ahh, I am in love with this series. I got on the Twilight train too late to be in love with it and by that time everyone was obsessed, so it wasn't fun. Now with this book series I feel like one of the originals. I am now the one trying to get all my friends to read it and want people to talk about it with. As most of you probably know the trailer came out earlier this week and now I can't stop thinking about it. {Hence the reason I am re-reading/listening to the series again.} The books are phenominal.

Plus, this cast is gorgeous... Thank you Vanity Fair for doing a shoot with them.
 Now this is a love triangle!
 Anyone else obsessed with this Hunger Games series?

How about  now after you've seen the trailer? Who's excited?!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I Do My Little Turn On The Catwalk.

Yeah... I am sure "I'm too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is running through your head right now but its for a good reason...
I was suckered into the one thing that gives me crazy anxiety... walking down a catwalk for a fashion show tonight. Yeahhh here's the deal... the casino in town does a Ladies Night every Thursday night in which a store hosts a fashion show, appetizers, and drink specials.
Throughout the show, they do drawings and give away prizes such as a makeover, dining certificates, and hotel stays. Trust me its sooo fun, if and only if you aren’t doing the strut down the runway.
Haha. My best friend, Kate, is manager of the store Items downtown Petoskey… so as my best friends duties were called upon. I will be wearing 4 outfits and I want to steal everything I am wearing…. Especially the fur.
Cannot wait until its over with and I can enjoy:
$2 Cosmos & Martinis $2.50 Margaritas & Wine $2.25 Draft
Be expecting a post tomorrow about whether or not I fall… Keep your fingers crossed for me! Ohh and if any of you lovely ladies have advice about how to nail this… it would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pick One.

So I have been involved in a heated musical debate for the past week {its been a month, but that sounded too crazy} about which song is better. The only way I believe this debate can be solved is to ask the blogging world... What song do you prefer to listen to on repeat?

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera

Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
The boy and I both decided you cannot vote on the video... just the song! VOTE AWAY LOVES.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What I Love Wednesday {5}

Today I am linking up with this kind of love for a little What I Love Wednesday post.

1. My boyfriend - yeah, its pretty cheesy to put him as number one, but we have made it a week of being "official." Cheers to that!

2. Planning on buying this bracelet from Etsy with my best friend, Emily at Live, Laugh, and Shop.
"It's a great day for hockey"
3. Its my mom's birthday! She is everything to me and its safe to say I would be lost without her.
4. My brother made it to the second round of football playoffs so that means we get to roadtrip to Mount Pleasant, Michigan to watch him play.

5. Buying Halloween decorations the day after for 75% off.

6. Making a Pabst Blue Ribbon-inspired cake for my friend Scotty for his birthday.
7. My fingernail polish this week... Russian Navy. Love love love. It was for my Halloween costume, but I think its gonna stay awhile.
What are you guys loving this beautiful November Wednesday?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloweekend Festivities.

This Halloween weekend was one of my favorites. Not only was my costume easy and fun to wear but the boys' costumes turned out even better. Its fun to just celebrate dressing up and going out for the night. So here are a few pictures of my night as Rosie the Riveter. 
The Gilligan Island Cast
{The Skipper, Gilligan, & The Professor}

How was your Halloween? I want to know what everyone was and any DIY projects you performed to make your costume the best! I want to share my project with you guys... The boyfriend needed a Skipper hat  and all I could find at the costume shop was one for the air force. So I took off the patch and replaced it with an anchor patch. Then I removed the gold ribbon and changed it out with some golden rope with knots. I couldn't be happier and the boyfriend loved it! I guess that's all that matters :)
 Happy Belated Halloween everyone! Cannot wait to see your wonderful costumes :)